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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Clean and Steril

Clean: sanitary, significantly low levels of germs
Steril: void of all pathogens both viral and bacterial.
You can sterilize things by using strong household products such as ammonia and bleach. Keep in mind that these products can cause serious damage to the skin and tissues so do not apply them to body parts. Rubbing alcohol and iodine can be used to clean and sterilize skin. Do not use hydrogenproxide on open wounds, I don’t care what your mother or grandmother use to do. Yes I know it’s cool to feel the sting and watch the bubbles bubble, but it’s very bad for the skin. Hydrogenproxide will kill any tissue it touches and dead tissue has a hard time coming back to life and healing.
You can use extreme heat to sterilize thing such as needles or knifes by boiling them for long periods of time or running them under a flame until red hot. Keep in mind that once these items touch anything that is not sterile they themselves are no longer sterile the border of the sterile field is at least two inches. That means if you are holding a sterile knife, two inches past your fingers holding the knife is no longer sterile. Since needles are scarcely longer than two inches be sure to wear sterile gloves when handling a newly sterilized needle or use a pair of sterilized pliers or hemostats.
Sterilized situations are very finicky; if you are unsure of the sterility of something, error on the side of caution. And remember, a sterile field unwatched is no sterile field at all (always keep the sterile field in view).

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